Our Current RDA Horses
Ziggy is a 5 year old Kaimanawa rescue owned by one of our coaches Kat. He is currently in training with her to one day become an RDA horse and be used in our program.
Current Horse Sponsors
Manning Investments Ltd
Ken Greene (for Marsh Racing New Stables)
Waikato BOP Harness Racing
If you know of a horse you think may be suitable for RDA let us know.
From time to time we are looking for another horse to fill a gap in our programme. This may be a bigger horse for our adult or heavier riders, or a pony for our littlies.
We have a very comprehensive process for assessing and choosing a suitable RDA horse which involves an initial assessment and a trial period which is very important where possible, to establish if a horse may be suitable. We have some very vulnerable children and adults riding our horses, so we must be sure we have just the right one.
Temperament is the most important thing when choosing an RDA horse and even though your horse may be perfectly well behaved at your place with you and your family, they may not fit into the RDA setting
Some horses can find RDA work very stressful with having some very unbalanced riders on them as well as many different volunteers working with them on any given day
We try our best to manage each and every horses' needs, including any extra schooling or exercise they may need with balanced, experienced riders.
Many horses are not suitable for RDA due to their temperament, size, gait or soundness.
We generally follow up on all offers that appear to meet our initial criteria so if you do think your horse may be suitable, please get in touch.
Thank you to all these horses who have, at one time been part of our RDA team.